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A Kind of Loving (1962)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 1 October 1962 (USA)
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After his girlfriend's pregnancy forces him to marry her, a young man must adjust to his new life and contend with his domineering mother-in-law.

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Nominated for 4 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Victor Arthur 'Vic' Brown
... Ingrid Rothwell
... Mrs. Rothwell
Bert Palmer ... Mr. Geoffrey Brown
Pat Keen ... Christine Harris
... Jeff
Jack Smethurst ... Conroy
... Mrs. Brown
John Ronane ... Draughtsman
David Mahlowe ... David Harris
... Dorothy
Michael Deacon ... Les
Annette Robertson ... Phoebe
Fred Ferris ... Althorpe
... Whymper
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Storyline

A young man, inching his way up from working-class traditions via a white-collar job, finds himself trapped by the frightening reality of his girlfriend's pregnancy and is forced into marrying her and moving in with his mother-in-law due to a housing shortage in their Northern England town. Written by alfiehitchie

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The Most Explosive Picture to Come Out of Great Britain! See more »

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Drama | Romance

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1 October 1962 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Algo que parezca amor  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,278, 7 April 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,278, 7 April 2017
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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

At the start of the film, Vic and some of his friends are seen perusing a magazine filled with shots of topless models. This is one of the first instances in British cinema of bared breasts. See more »

Goofs

In the opening wedding scene, an elderly relative is prevented from taking photographs when the wedding car pulls up in front of her. She is however then seen taking pictures on the other side of the car as the bride and groom get in. Then as the car pulls away she is back in her original position on the 'wrong' side of the car. Still unable to take photos. See more »

Quotes

Vic: You know, it's a funny feeling. Sometimes I really fancy her, and the next day I can hardly stand the sight of her.
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Connections

Featured in Hollywood U.K.: Northern Lights (1993) See more »

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Down by the River Side
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Arranged by Dazz Jordan
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magnificent portrayal of lust and consequence
13 April 2006 | by See all my reviews

alongside Saturday Night & Sunday Morning and a Taste of Honey this is a great companion piece. Alan Bates is superb as a draughtsman in a busy factory and June Ritchie brings a tender portrayal as the object of Vics(Bates) desire. Thora Hird as the mother in law from hell is quite frightening and her scene with Vic Brown being sick behind her sofa is a classic. you filthy pig you filthy disgusting pig

You can feel her loathing. Some great support from Jack Smethhurst and the always excellent James Bolam. The scene that I favour is where Vic is getting bored with his situation and tries to get sympathy from his sister, his sister suddenly turns on him and tells him to get his life sorted, made bed lie on it etc. An absolutely fantastic slice of early 1960,s life.


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